Laws in the works for marijuana decriminalization

The gamut of recommendations on the decriminalization of marijuana in Belize also includes drug education and rehabilitation for repeat offenders
Amandala (Belize)
Saturday, February 20, 2016

belize-drugs-illegalLaws for the decriminalization of marijuana, for possession of up to 10 grams, are in the works in Belize. After Cabinet gave its nod for the legal drafting, the Attorney General’s Ministry began working on amendments to the Criminal Code which would remove criminal penalties in the event that persons are found with marijuana. The Government is not moving to legalize marijuana use. Persons found with small quantities of marijuana would instead receive a fine through a sort of ticketing system. It is only in the event that the person fails to pay the fine that he or she would face incarceration.